It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

Lock Me in an Old Building

Like you I use the camera to paint as well. I always wanted to be a painter, but also lack the skill. And frankly, think I lack the patience and temperament too. I like the instant aspect of photography. And the ability to capture, there’s that word, information and then interpret that information any way […]

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The Leap of Faith Aspect

  Good to hear from you. I hope things, air quality wise are improving on your side of the planet. Seattle is just wet and more or less normal here. I have attached a contact sheet from my Il de France project. It is a look back at my time in France from 1997 to […]

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Paint the Sky Pink

Did you know that of our five senses, in terms of memory, that sight is our worst? Smell is our best. Something I learned in college when I read Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color. He states that take a color we all are familiar with, like Coke a Cola red and lay out a bunch […]

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I was Here

I have always had a burning desire to make photographs. Even now, after almost 40 years. I love everything about the process, the seeing, the  discovering, then framing and ultimately capturing. And then in processing or as we now call it, editing, seeing if my little caterpillar will become a beautiful butterfly. I have also […]

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But Does That Cheapen Them?

When I first started the project and the box was the final presentation, the panoramic work did not fit, format wise, so I decided that would be a separate project. I am going to let things stew a bit to see what might be a more integrated coup of work. Or it just may remain […]

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The View From Sisko Gallery

On that note, my day here is making prints and cutting mats for my Portfolio III, The Digital Era, 2004 to 2018 project. Just a feel good thing to give me a sense of accomplishment. Then, this afternoon, garden work. The weather is amazing right now and yesterday we took a little road trip to […]

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Keyless Clock

I am not familiar with Seth Thomas the photographer. Only Seth Thomas the clocks. I have one I would like to get rid of. It was left to me by a friend in his will. But it means nothing to me and I just as soon part with it. Know any one who collects old […]

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Summer Falls Power Plant May 1985

  Check this out. The film was incredibly clean and scanned like a charm. I forgot to ask you what size you wanted, so this probably bigger than you need. I hope it doesn’t make your email box explode. If you need me to resize, let me know. I am sure this is the money […]

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Christmas Eve 2018

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And the Little Dog will be Happy too

Hey, I thought you might like these. I do this thing called OurHouse, where I grab the camera and run around the house, the studio, the yard and just document it. No cleaning up, just snap shots of what things look like. I do it about 3 or 4 times a years or when ever. […]

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